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News Release

For Immediate Release
Sept. 28, 2017

                                                    For More Information, Contact:
                                                    Brett Schuster, Communications Manager
                                          , 202-775-9555

National Affinity Bar Associations Urge Congress to Support the DREAM Act


WASHINGTON — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the National Bar Association (NBA), National LGBT Bar Association (LGBT Bar), and the National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) have submitted a joint letter to Congress urging Members to support the DREAM Act of 2017 (S. 1615 and H.R. 3440), a bipartisan measure to protect undocumented youth who have been raised in the United States.

The bar associations, who represent almost 200,000 diverse lawyers, said:

“We fully support DACA recipients. We must provide them protections through the DREAM Act. We recognize the immediate positive impact this legislation will have on these young adults who came to the United States from all parts of the world and availed themselves of DACA… We urge Congress to come together and pass this piece of legislation that has historically had strong bipartisan support.”

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at 202-775-9555 or

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.

NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

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